THE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA'S MASONIC TEMPLE
Thursday, October 30, 2008, at 10:30 a.m.
Senior Librarian Dr. Glenys Waldman will conduct a special tour of the Masonic Library of Pennsylvania.
The Library, founded in 1817, is considered to have one of the finest collections for the study of Freemasonry. It holds 75,000 volumes, 30,000 documents and manuscripts, and a vast number of print and photographic works.
One treasure is Benjamin Franklin's 1734 printing of The Constitutions of the Free-Masons, the first Masonic book printed in America.
The fee for the tour $4.50. Limited to 15.
FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA
Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 5:00-6:30 PM (rescheduled to Wednesday, February 11, 2009)
Tour and Cocktails at the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, including a tour of their extraordinary Poe exhibition "Quote the Raven"
Attendance is limited to 15.
OAK KNOLL BOOKS AND PRESS
(NEW CASTLE, DE)
Saturday, 30 May 2009.
A tour of the bookselling and publishing operations.
Winterthur Museum Library Tour
Saturday, October 20, 2007, 10-12:30 am
Curator Catherine Cooney will present outstanding examples of their books on architecture and design, American painting and graphics, juveniles and women's magazines. We will also be able to view their current exhibition.
FREE. Limited to 15.
Chemical Heritage Foundation Library Tour
Thursday, November 29, 2007, 5:30-8:00 pm
We will visit the Othmer Library of Philadelphia's Chemical Heritage Foundation, where librarian and Philobiblon member Ronald Brashear will give a tour of the library and show us their treasures, including items from the recently acquired Neville Historical Chemical Library.
Cocktails will follow.
FREE. Limited to 20.
Exhibition Tour at the University of Pennsylvania Library
Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 5:30 pm
Kamin Gallery, 1st floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
"Surely no person was ever so happy as I am": Emma Hamilton's Path to Fame: A private Philobiblon tour with exhibition curator & Philobiblon member Dan Traister. Refreshments to follow.
All Philobiblon Members are invited to the following:
2008 Rosenbach Lectures
April 14, 16, and 17, 5:30 pm
Rosenwald Gallery, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Dr. Paul Saenger
"The Latin Bible as Codex"
"The Birth of Modern Chapters"
"The Printed Codex"
Philadelphia Museum of Art Library Tour
April 1, 2008, 10:00 am
See the new home of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Library in the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building. Librarian and Philobiblon member Danial Elliott will show us highlights from the library and archives. We will also have an opportunity to view the new Perelman exhibition galleries.
FREE. Limited to 15.
Walters Art Museum & the Libraries of Johns Hopkins
Saturday, October 21, 2006
A day in Baltimore with the Manuscript Society.
--Walters Art Museum and its library
--Lunch in a private dining room at George's
--Evergreen House and its Garrett Library
$95, limited to 45
The Cook Book Library of Chef Fritz Blank
Monday, November 20, 2006 at 12pm (Noon)
Join Chef Fritz Blank of Philadelphia's renowned Deux Cheminées for a tour of his working library of over 10,000 cook books. Refreshments provided.
FREE, limited to 20
The Special Collections of Temple University
Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 2pm
Philobiblon Secretary Tom Whitehead will treat us to early lithographs, herbals, 1960s Philadelphia alternative newspapers, modern fine printing, artists' books, and science fiction—from Ezra Pound's first book to the manuscript from which Gauguin's Noa Noa was printed.
FREE, limited to 30
The Private Collection of Philobiblon President Steve Rothman
Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 2pm
Steve and Janice will host a visit to their home, and Steve will show us his collections of Christopher Morley--the best in private hands—and Arthur Conan Doyle, including presentation copies and manuscripts.
FREE, limited to 15
A Visit to the Rosenbach Museum & Library
Sunday, October 30, 2005 -- 3:00-5:30 pm
The Philobiblon Club and the Manuscript Society cordially invite you to an afternoon at the renowned Rosenbach Museum & Library. Director Dr. Derick Dreher will present some of the library's treasures, such as autographs, early printed books, Shakespeare folios and quartos, and some of the Ireland forgeries. We will then receive tours of the library's current exhibitions: Drawn Together: Two Albums of Renaissance Drawings by Girolamo da Carpi and a gallery of collection highlights which include an illuminated copy of Guillaume Fichet's Rhetorica (Paris 1471) and selections from the Marianne Moore and Ulysses collections. Finally, we will gather for conversation with fellow members at a wine reception.
This event is limited to 40 persons. The cost is $15. Be sure to reserve your place before Monday 17 October 2005.
The Rosenbach is at once a historic house, a museum, a research library, and above all, a remarkable collector's collection. The museum was founded in 1954 by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother, Philip, internationally known dealers in books, manuscripts, and fine art. The brothers' 1865 townhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a cultural and intellectual center of national significance.
What a great opportunity to meet members of the local Manuscript Society.
A Visit to the New York Public Library & the Grolier Club
Saturday, November 5, 2005 -- 8:15 am-7:30 pm
You are cordially invited to spend a day in New York City to see the collections at the NYPL and The Grolier Club. Leaving Philadelphia by bus at 8:15 am, our day will begin with a private lecture about and tour of NYPL's current exhibition The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts. We will lunch at Ulrika's before walking one block west on 60th St. to The Grolier Club, where Director Eric Holzenberg and Librarian Fernando Peña will talk about the club and show us some of its treasures. We will then see the highly praised Sylvia Plath-Ted Hughes exhibition and have cocktails with members of The Grolier Club. We will depart for Philadelphia by bus at 5:00 pm.
This event is limited to 47 persons. The cost is $75. Be sure to reserve your place before Monday 24 October 2005.
The NYPL exhibition presents seven hundred years of political, ecclesiastical, social, and intellectual change through 100 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts of the 9th through the 16th centuries - from Bibles and missals to romances of chivalry and science and philosophy texts, all drawn entirely from the Library's Spencer Collection and the Manuscripts and Archives Division.
The Grolier Club exhibition 'No Other Appetite': Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and the Blood Jet of Poetry brings together for the first time original letters, manuscripts and photographs from the Plath archive at Smith College and from the Hughes archive at Emory University. The exhibition documents the creative relationship of two of the 20th century's most celebrated poets during their marriage, and the repercussions of Plath's suicide in the life and work of her husband Hughes, the late poet laureate of Britain. The exhibition has been reviewed by TLS and the London Times, with reviews in the New York Times and the New York Review of Books upcoming.
Please take this opportunity to visit with members of The Manuscript Society and The Grolier Club.
A Visit to the National Constitution Center
Thursday, January 26, 2006 -- 9:00 am
The Philobiblon Club cordially invites you to the National Constitution Center to see the much anticipated exhibition Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. In a closed to the public talk and tour, Executive Director of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, Dr. Rosalind Remer will discuss the exhibition and the efforts required to put the exhibition together - the largest collection of original Franklin materials ever assembled.
This event is limited to 20 persons. The cost is $8.50. Be sure to reserve your place before Monday 16 January 2006.
The National Constitution Center is proud to host the world premiere of the Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World exhibition, as part of the Ben Franklin 300 Philadelphia celebration. Featuring more than 250 priceless artifacts, the exhibition, on display December 15, 2005 through April 30, 2006, will be the centerpiece of the city's celebration of the famous Founding Father. The exhibition will be traveling to St. Louis, Houston, Denver, Atlanta, and Paris from 2006 until 2008.
A Visit to the Philadelphia Orchestra & Its Library
Thursday, February 2, 2006 -- 10:00 am-12:30 pm
The Philobiblon Club cordially invites you to a memorable morning at the Philadelphia Orchestra. We will meet in the lobby of the Kimmel Center at 10:00 am to hear the Philadelphia Orchestra's rehearsal with Maestro Simon Rattle; they will be rehearsing K. Szymanowski's Love Songs of Hafiz. At 11:30 we will break, and Principal Librarian Robert Grossman will show us the Philadelphia Orchestra Library and its collections.
This event is limited to 18 persons and is FREE. Be sure to reserve your place before Monday 23 January 2006
The Ricardo Muti Library of The Philadelphia Orchestra is an extraordinary resource, as it is considered by peer librarians to be among the best in the symphonic field. The library's music collection contains four thousand complete sets of orchestra parts and scores and may grow by an additional fifty to hundred new sets each season. In addition, it has the largest collection of music publisher catalogs and composer brochures of any orchestra library.
A Visit to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection & Friends Historical Library
Sunday, March 19, 2006 -- 2:00-4:00 pm
The Philobiblon Club cordially invites you to see treasures in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, presented by Curator Dr. Wendy Chmielewski. These include the books and papers of Hull Houses' Jane Addams. Also, Curator Christopher Densmore will show us highlights of the Friends Historical Library for the study of Quaker history.
This event is limited to 20 persons and is FREE. Be sure to reserve your place before Friday 10 March 2006
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is a research library and archive dedicated to the peace movement, with a concentration on disarmament, nonviolent activism, social change, and conflict resolution; it was established about 1930, when Jane Addams of Hull-House in Chicago donated her books and papers to Swarthmore College.
The Friends Historical Library was founded in 1871, two years after Swarthmore College opened its doors, when Anson Lapham donated 150 volumes of Quaker books for a small library "exclusively for matters pertaining to Friends". The library is one of the outstanding research facilities for the study of Quaker history and also maintains the Swarthmore College Archives.
A Visit to the Academy of Natural Sciences
Tuesday, April 4, 2006 -- 11:00 am-12:30 pm
The Philobiblon Club cordially invites you to visit the Academy of Natural Sciences, where Senior Fellow and Academy Librarian Robert McCracken Peck will show us highlights from the Academy's extraordinary collection of 16th to 20th century natural history books and manuscripts. His presentation will be followed by the opportunity to see an exhibition of treasures assembled especially for us.
This event is limited to 20 persons and is FREE. Be sure to reserve your place before Monday 20 March 2006
Since its founding in 1812, The Academy of Natural Sciences has been committed to unlocking the secrets of life on earth through its world-renown scientific research and expansive scientific collections. One of the Academy's main research resources is The Ewell Sale Stewart Library. With its extensive collections of books, manuscripts, archives, maps, paintings, and photographs, as well as online services, it is one of the most important natural history libraries in North America. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to go "behind the scenes" at the Academy to hear the story of its remarkable history and to see some of the many bibliographical treasures in its care.